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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 1, 2011 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicken or Egg

Nice post high flow. I agree with your observation - Deadheads are usually wide-ranging, eclectic, passionate, and tolerant of all kinds of music.

I'm much like you that way... I was blessed with parents who enjoyed a variety of stuff - Dixieland, swing, war-time jazz, classical, musicals. They used to play a record at night for all us kids to put us to sleep. I can sing show tunes and can tell Bach and Mozart apart, thanks to them.

They gave me a transistor radio when I was about 8, so I could listen to ball games and hockey... but I discovered rock 'n roll instead. I grew up with the Beatles, Motown and Dylan. (not to mention many others)

The GD will always be the bulk of my listening, but I can listen to opera, choral, classical, jazz, blues, folk, string band, rock etc at any time. (I'll leave rap out of it in deference to you - I like to think of that genre as a form of street poetry, just not my cup of tea.)